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  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    Though critics often compared Virginia Woolf's nonlinear, almost Cubist narratives to the then burgeoning cinema's use of montage, closeups, flashbacks, tracking shots, and rapid cuts, the strength of Woolf's novels lies in the rhythm of her arres...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    Janeane Garofalo plows right through The Matchmaker with the same disgruntled sarcasm that typifies her testy, standard-bearer-for-the-underdog persona. Yet, try as it might to cast "America's favorite anti-star" in a "romantic comedy for people w...

  • 18 years ago | Film Reviews

    The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca aims to cover a great deal of ground. It portrays Spain, with picturesque splendor, just before civil war, and the fate of impassioned, iconoclastic Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca in the clutches of fascism. S...

  • 19 years ago | Film Reviews

    Tomas Gutierrez Alea's final film shares with the late Cuban director's Letters from the Park (a sweetly lyrical film based on the Gabriel Garcia Marquez story about a man who ghostwrites love letters) and Strawberry and Chocolate a tone of wistfu...


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